Thomas J. Richardson
1150 Maxwell Ave, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80304
Master of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin
Graduate coursework, Dept. of Latin American Studies
University of Texas at Austin
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
B.A. in Economics
Departmental Distinction in Economics
B.A. in Spanish, Minor in Latin American Studies
James Scholar Graduation Honors, Magna Cum Laude
2002 Universidad de Buenos Aires, Semester Abroad
2001 Universidad Autónoma de Costa Rica, Semester Abroad
Oriental Medicine Experience in Private Practice
Owner, Extraordinary Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture Clinic in Rapid City, SD – Somerville, MA – Boulder, CO
Practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Teaching and Speaking Engagements
2014 – Present
Faculty, Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, CO
Faculty, New England School of Acupuncture, Newton, MA
“Extraordinary Chinese Medicine: Medicine for Extraordinary Times”
Florida State Oriental Medicine Association Annual Conference, Tampa
TA, Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis Seminar Series with Will Morris
TA, Point Locations 1 and 2 with Xiaotian Shen, MD (China)
TA, Traditional Chinese Pulse Diagnosis Seminar with Will Morris, PhD,
Instructor, Seminars on Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis and Extraordinary
Chinese Medicine, Boulder, CO
1. “Suffering Makes Us Human.” Acupuncture Today. (2016). Forthcoming.
2. “Healing Trauma: Cultivating Resilience and Presence Through Mindfulness: Part 2.” Acupuncture Today. (2015). Forthcoming.
3. “Healing Trauma: Cultivating Resilience and Presence Through Mindfulness: Part 1” Acupuncture Today. (2015). Forthcoming.
4. “Dissolving the Walls: Cultivating Compassionate Presence.” The Lantern: A Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (2015). Forthcoming.
5. “Medicine As Metaphor.” Acupuncture Today. 16:8 (2015).
6. “Shifting Perspective: Trauma, Storytelling, and Healing.” The Lantern: A Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 12:1 (2015).
7. “The Natural State: Daoist and Chinese Medical Views. The Lantern: A Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 11: 3 (2014): 31-41.
8. “Pairing the Extraordinary Vessels with the Primary Channels and Zangfu,
Part 2.” Chinese Medicine Times, 7:1 (2012).
9. “The Ying Qi Cycle and a Relation of the Extraordinary Vessels to Daoist Cosmology.” The Lantern: A Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 9:1 (2012).
10. “Pairing the Extraordinary Vessels with the Primary Channels and Zangfu,
Part 1.” Chinese Medicine Times, 6:3 (2011).
11. “Pairing the Extraordinary Vessels and the Extraordinary Fu, Part 2: The Ying Qi Cycle and the Evolution of Consciousness. “ Chinese Medicine Times 5:2 (2010).
12. “Vertical and Horizontal Integration: The Dynamic Flow of Qi at the Level of Humanity.” The Lantern: A Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 7:2 (2010): 23-27.
13. “Pairing the Extraordinary Vessels and the Extraordinary Fu, Part 1.”
Chinese Medicine Times. Volume 5:1 (2010).
14. “The Ying Qi Cycle and the Diurnal Evolutionary Unfoldment of the
Extraordinary Vessels.” California Journal of Oriental Medicine 20:2
(2009): 23-24, 27.
15. “The Dai Mai: Dynamic Structural Stability and Spherical Integration.” The
American Acupuncturist 48 (2009): 28-31.
16. “The Natural State.” The Empty Vessel: A journal of contemporary Taoism
15:2 (2008): 18-23.
1. “Religion and Medicine: Buddhist Sources.” Independent study completed in 2014 under the supervision of Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies at Harvard University.
2. “The Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Environment: Implications for the Free Trade Area of the Americas.” Accepted for inclusion in: A. Romero and S. West, Eds. (2005). Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Press. Withdrawn by author prior to publication.
3. “The Human Development Paradigm: An Advance in Development Theory or the Western Man’s Burden?” Undergraduate Senior thesis. Completed in May 2003 under the guidance of Professor Werner Baer.
Chinese Medicine Experience, Seminars, and Extracurricular Work
Seminar Series on Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis with Dr. Will Morris, PhD, DAOM
Over 500 hours of clinical observation and treatment under Dr. Will Morris, PhD, DAOM
Apprenticeship with Trina Sims, ABC, AHG, Greenstar Herbs, Austin, TX
Various Taichi and Qigong Classes with Dr. Yuxia Qiu and Master Junfeng Li
Honors, Awards, Distinctions
National Merit Commended Scholar
Edmund James Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society
Departmental Distinction in Economics, University of Illinois at
Undergraduate Research Award in Economics, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joe and Tereza Lozano Long Graduate Fellowship, University of
Texas at Austin
AOMA President’s Award, Scholarship
Licenses and Certifications
Certified Practitioner, Medical Qigong (AOBTA)
Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, National
Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), State of Maine
Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), State of Colorado
Member, American Herbalists Guild
Member, American Acupuncture Council (AAC)
Member, American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental
Native Proficiency in Spanish
Fluent in Portuguese
Beginner Level Modern Chinese (Spoken and Written)
Familiarity with Italian, French, and Arabic